Chicago, Illinois, US
This map uses an aerial view of Chicago to capture as much of the architecture in the Loop and around Grant Park as possible. Over 250 buildings, streets, sculptures, parks and landmarks are represented in this illustration.
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Featured artwork: Nik Neves
Mapmakers For Hire!
Visit our Mapmakers For Hire page to see dozens of freelance artists and designers who specialize in map illustration.
Featured Mapmaker: Sara Franklin
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See Nate's new $10 font in action on this recent map illustration. Use it for personal or commercial use (not for re-sale).
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The TDAT USA Book!
Our 1st compendium of illustrated maps! 100 illustrated maps that celebrate the big cities and small towns of America.
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A trip to ICON in Detroit this past July had me look a little deeper at its music history – particularly the soul music that arose in the 1960’s. These are just some of the badass women who's songs that still resonate today – as well as some of the places that gave birth to a vibrant music industry.
I created a Spotify playlist of the artists included in my map, listen here: http://ow.ly/eGhV30lyq0b
My family and i discovered free secret playgrounds and petting zoos in the heart of Amsterdam, along with kid-friendly restaurants nearby. We also enjoyed exploring forest parks in and around the lovely city on bicycle.
As a Canadian expat living in Cairo, Egypt, I wanted to give viewers a taste of what I think makes this wonderfully chaotic metropolis so unique. I have included both the notable historic landmarks and the obscure, culturally distinctive elements which give Cairo so much character.
I had the opportunity to visit Detroit in July for the ICON10 Illustration conference. One of the events was a tour of many of the public art spots in the city, and many local artists/activists spoke at the conference. I was blown away by the amount of grassroots engagement in art and placemaking, helping transform the city in a positive way. This map includes the Instagram handles for many of the artists and institutions I had the pleasure of learning about. I hope you'll give them a follow and learn more.
I've got a list of lovely green places I want to go on my next England visit! Collage and watercolor create a painted 3 dimensional map of all the verdant, sprouting, grassy, leafy Botanical Gardens to go and see.